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Even During an Election Year, the Alliance for Main Street Fairness Continues to Push for 'E-Fairness' Legislation

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(OPEN):
SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS, FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, GATHERED IN WASHINGTON, THIS WEEK [THE WEEK OF MARCH 19TH], TO ENCOURAGE CONGRESS TO PASS BIPARTISAN "E-FAIRNESS"-LEGISLATION THAT, THEY SAY, WOULD "LEVEL THE PLAYING-FIELD" BETWEEN INTERNET- AND "MAIN STREET"-RETAILERS--ENDING WHAT THEY CALL "SPECIAL TREATMENT" FOR COMPANIES LIKE AMAZON-DOT-COMJENNIFER JOHNSON IS THE OWNER OF JOHNSON'S SPORTING GOODS, IN MAINE...

(JOHNSON):
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I CAN CHOOSE TO MATCH ANY COMPETITOR'S PRICE.  BUT, I CAN'T TELL A CUSTOMER, 'DON'T WORRY, I WON'T CHARGE YOU SALES-TAX.'  IF I DO THAT, I WOULD PROBABLY GO TO JAIL.  BUT, COMPANIES LIKE AMAZON GET AWAY WITH IT, EVERY DAY.  I'M NOT HERE FOR A HANDOUT--OR SOME SORT OF [A] BAILOUT.  ALL [THAT] I'M LOOKING FOR IS A LEVEL PLAYING-FIELD, ON WHICH TO COMPETE--AND NOTHING MORE."

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LEGISLATION IS CURRENTLY PENDING IN CONGRESS THAT WOULD CLOSE THIS SALES-TAX LOOPHOLE.  BUT, SOME REMAIN SKEPTICAL THAT LAWMAKERS WILL ACT IN AN ELECTION-YEAR.  JOHNSON SAYS, HOWEVER, THAT CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT SOON...

(JOHNSON):
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WASHINGTON NEEDS TO STOP PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS WITH THE TAX-CODE.  TOO MANY SMALL BUSINESSES, AND JOBS, ARE AT STAKE FOR THIS PROBLEM TO FESTER [FOR] YET ANOTHER YEAR.  I'M STILL DOING MY JOB IN AN ELECTION-YEAR--AND I WOULD HOPE THAT CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT COULD DO THEIR JOBS, WHILE THEY CAMPAIGN."

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